September 2, 2010

Downtown Indianapolis.

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Architectural details, photographed last Saturday.

23 comments:

Chase said...

Nice.

Why do you not live there, Ann?

Ann Althouse said...

Ha. Why would I live in Indianapolis? I live in Madison.

If I'd gotten my original job at the law school there, I might still be there. I have nothing against it.

And I very much love Hoosiers. They're beautiful people.

traditionalguy said...

Nap Town is a nice enough place, but it's too far from the ocean and doesn't have any lakes.

edutcher said...

Nice to see those old buildings maintained - and thus given their proper respect as part of our cultural heritage. More big cities should look like that.

Ann Althouse said...

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And I very much love Hoosiers. They're beautiful people.

I'm sure Hoosier Daddy returns your felicitations.

Lem said...

I heard there are only 500 buildings in Indianapolis ;)

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Hoosiers give basketball its proper degree of appreciation. Unfortunately, it's also flat.

Toy

Lem said...

Does the name Indianapolis have anything to do with going all out for a Major League Baseball team?

Desperate.

Bob said...

Was the camera set on "Happy Mode"?

Greybeard said...

Born and raised in the Indy 'burbs during the "Elvis- Beatle" years, I never EVER felt fear as a teen while motorcycling around downtown in the wee hours during the summertime.
Like other cities, it's changed a bunch since then...
But I still think it's safer than other towns of equal size.
Winter weather keeps me from returning.

Dogwood said...

Unfortunately, it's also flat.

Only the northern part. Southern Indiana has a lot of hills.

Lem said...
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LonewackoDotCom said...

I called my visit to Indy One circle, and a lot of holes.

Meade said...

Dogwood said...
"Southern Indiana has a lot of hills."

And some of the best mountain bike trails in the Midwest -- Hoosier National Forest and Brown County State Park.

Meade said...

I've met Madisonians who happily make the 400 mile road trip to ride Hoosier and Brown County

Be said...

Buffalonian by birth, Bostonian in her adult life, this person ended up having to pass a couple weeks in Indianapolis for a job once. She was amazed at the beauty of the architecture (no wonder, just like in Buffalo, the Chicago Architects used Indy as a testing ground for designs) as well as with the incredible proliferation of music of all sorts. Though it's been something like 10 years since she's been there, she still dreams of the place - fort souvenir en kaki.

Clyde said...

I went to Althouse and a James Lileks post broke out!

Hoosier Daddy said...

And I very much love Hoosiers. They're beautiful people.

Aw shucks....

/blushes

Hoosier Daddy said...

What I love about Indy is the big city amenities with small town atmosphere.

Robert Cook said...

"Southern Indiana has a lot of hills."

Yep. I was born in Evansville. Still a lot of flat. I like that a cornfield was directly across from the entrance to my elementary school.

k*thy said...

My dad was born and raised in Indianapolis, though I can't say I've ever been there. By the time I showed up, his folks had moved to Ft. Wayne. As a kid, that northern corridor of US 30 was pretty boring.
Indy looks similar to Milwaukee - I think I could be pretty comfortable there.

Paul Snively said...

Thou shalt not make Paul cry just after arriving at the office.

Ah, nuts... too late.

Born in Terre Haute, adopted in Indianapolis, grew up (for some definition of "growing up") in Columbus. If it's architecture you're interested in, please do take the drive south to Columbus from Indy next time. Be sure to have a float or a sundae at Zaharako's while there.

Chase said...

Yep. I was born in Evansville. Still a lot of flat. I like that a cornfield was directly across from the entrance to my elementary school.

RC,

I had the same thing at Harry S Truman Elementary School in Kansas City in the late 60's! Google Street View now shows a couple of homes there.

You're right, it's a cool memory!

Quaestor said...

I really like the fornications on the that building in the middle two photos, though the filled cracks are a bit worrisome.

wv: cretting - the process of become a cretin.